FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of
By BEN NEARY and MATT VOLZAssociated Press
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man faces charges of kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Wyoming after police said he lured her to his car by saying he needed help finding a missing puppy, court records obtained Monday state.
By TRACIE CONEAssociated Press
DOS PALOS, Calif. (AP) - Cannon Michael is a folk hero across California's agriculture heartland, where these days the price of scrap metal influences a farmer's bottom line as much that of the fine pima cotton he grows.
When thieves tore up yet another
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigrants would get access to banking services in Los Angeles under a proposal by the mayor that would create an official city photo identification card that could also be used as a prepaid ATM card for their private bank account.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says his plan is
DOVER, N.H. (AP) - A martial arts instructor active in community theater was charged Saturday in the death of a 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student who disappeared days earlier.
Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, a marine biology major who volunteered at the New England Aquarium, is believed
By ADRIAN SAINZAssociated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A pile of stuffed animals marks the spot where 15-year-old Justin Thompson fell, fatally shot by an off-duty Memphis police officer on a school night in a working-class neighborhood.
The Sept. 24 shooting is still under investigation, but
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - The family of a 32-year-old mother of five shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent as he rode on her car's hood in suburban San Diego has filed a wrongful death claim against the agency, saying the agent had a long history of misconduct in a previous law enforcement
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
Gone are the days of the nameless, faceless "john." Men who buy sex are now likely to end up with their faces splashed across the Internet or the morning newspaper.
A Maine tourist town shaken up by authorities' promises to reveal the identities of dozens
By THOMAS PEIPERTAssociated Press
WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - The weeklong search for a 10-year-old Colorado girl became a murder investigation after authorities identified a body found in a suburban Denver park as that of fifth-grader Jessica Ridgeway.
"Our focus has changed from the search for
By DAVID SHARP and TED SHAFFREYAssociated Press
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - The anticipation is building for residents of this seaside community waiting to find out the names of those accused of giving business to a Zumba instructor charged with running a prostitution operation out of her fitness